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Throughout the U.S., people celebrate Bike Month. When is it? How can bicyclists celebrate? Are there bike trails in the Hamburg area?

Bike: three kids riding bikesMay is National Bike Month and is a time where cyclists can celebrate together. This national recognition is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Within Bike Month, during the third week of May many celebrate Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day being that Friday. Lexington has become a bike friendly environment and has created trails, clubs, and establishments where like-minded people can go.

There are quite a few trails throughout Lexington where enthusiasts can bike a safer route. Here is a list of trails near the Hamburg area:

  • Legacy Trail that stretches for 12 miles from the North Side YMCA all the way to the Kentucky Horse Park campgrounds.
  • Cycling through the Centuries is a trail that takes you through most of the historic places in downtown Lexington such as Hunter-Morgan House, Northside Historic District, Mary Todd Lincoln House, and more.
  • Brighton Rail Trail is a paved trail that spans 3.8 miles from Liberty Park to Deer Haven Park.
  • Hamburg Trail spans .3 miles and begins off Sir Barton Way near Winchester Road.
  • Liberty Park Trail is 1 mile and links up to the Brighton Rail Trail. It begins behind Liberty Elementary and ends at Man O’War where you can begin the new trial.
  • Squires Rd Trail is 1.3 miles and goes from Summerhill Dr to Squires road.

There is also a calendar perfect for bicyclists:

  • May 25-26 Horsey Hundred starts at Reid Alumni Gym at Georgetown College and will end in Georgetown.
  • May24-25 Kentucky Fundo is a ride through Versailles, Woodford, Georgetown, Paris, and Lexington.
  • Sep 27-29 Bourbon County Burn starts at the Bourbon Base Camp (Kentucky Horse Park) and rides to bourbon distilleries for tastings.
  • Fall: Bike Lexington Family Fun Ride has moved from May to the Fall and is an eight mile car-free bike ride in the heart of downtown Lexington.

Events may require tickets or registration. Times, dates, and locations subject to change.

 

 

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